The Morning Buzz | Once Unaffiliated, Always Unaffiliated?

In today's Buzz, Jews remember the Holocaust in Poland, retention rates of the unaffiliated, Justice Department seeks to eliminate racial bias in criminal justice system, United Church of Christ files suit against North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. … [Read more...]

Brookings Institution Releases New Report: Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives

The Brookings Institution released a new report last Thursday, “Faith in Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives,” which inform Americans about the role of religion in the movement for economic justice. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II Canonized

Today's Buzz reports on the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, a new website for people of faith who support Hillary Clinton, Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens supports the legalization of marijuana, Mississippi appeals court hears arguments in case that could shutter only abortion clinic in the state, the connection between humanitarianism and immigration, and Obama's modest immigration reforms. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Pope Francis Stirs the Pot Yet Again

In today's Buzz Pope Francis goes against church doctrine by telling a woman married to a divorced man that she can receive Holy Communion, white southerners increasing support of the GOP, test your Bible IQ, Georgia governor signs Safe Carry Protection Act into law allowing residents to cary licensed firearms in public places, Oklahoma Supreme Court says death-row inmates not entitles to know source of lethal drugs -- double execution scheduled for April 29th, new digital art by Andy Warhol … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | The Perks of Working at the IRS

Today's Buzz mentions an event at Brooking on economic inequality and religious progressives, members of the US Army may now identify as humanists, PRRI data featured on CBS Sunday Morning on Easter Sunday, IRS pays bonuses to employees with questionable ethics, effects of bullying have serious implications later in life. … [Read more...]

Catholics vs. Evangelicals

Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

Today's Buzz reports Republicans haven't mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan's ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: CBS Features PRRI Survey in Interview with Baptist Leader Russell Moore about the Future of Evangelicals in America

In a recent interview with Russell Moore, CBS Sunday Morning featured a PRRI survey that showed young people are more likely to leave church over teachings about and treatment of LGBT people. Moore, the new leader on ethics and policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses how the churches must adapt to declining membership and increasing secularization in the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Cities and States Fight Economic Inequality with Minimum Wage Hikes

Today's Buzz looks at how many people from each state ran in the Boston Marathon a year after the deadly bombing, Americans who are skeptical about the Big Bang Theory, how states and cities are establishing their own minimum wages, the drop in acceptance rates at prestigious colleges, sad desk lunch, and the lime industry shortage in America. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Where to “Get Away from It All”

Today's Buzz examines New Hampshire's Senate deadlocked on vote to repeal death penalty, states' funding increases for pre-K programs, so many twins, the timing of unemployment, the connection between oxytocin and religion, the places in America where no one lives. … [Read more...]


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